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Why Should We Obey the Law?

Paperback By George Klosko
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Whether we should obey the law is a question that affects everyone’s day-to-day life, from traffic laws to taxes. Most people obey out of habit, but the question remains: why are we morally required to do so? If we fail to obey, the state may enforce compliance, but is it right for it to do this, and if so, why?

In this book, George Klosko, a renowned authority on political obligation, skillfully probes these questions.

  He considers various prominent theories of obligation and shows why they are unconvincing, contending that only an approach that interweaves multiple principles, rooted in "fair play," is fully persuasive.

Klosko develops the fullest statement of his own well-known theory of political obligation while providing a clear overview of the subject.

  The result is both an essential introductory text for students of political theory and philosophy and a cutting-edge, original contribution to the debate.

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Format: Paperback, 140 pages Language: English
Dimension: 19.05cm x 12.45cm x 1.52cm ISBN10: 1509521216
Weight: 181g ISBN13: 9781509521210
Publication Date: 29 Oct 2018 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

George Klosko is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

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“George Klosko brings us quickly up to speed on this perennial question, and compellingly vindicates the commonsense view that, yes, we do have a duty to obey the law.”William A. Edmundson, Georgia State University College of Law“This remarkably compact book is laudable both as an insightful survey of the debates surrounding political obligation and as a refinement of Klosko's important multiple-principle (but fairness-based) argument for the obligation to obey the law.”Richard Dagger, University of Richmond


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